Recently, four area hospitals agreed to cooperate in the recruitment of nurses. A nursing shortage is expected in the next few years and hospital officials want to get a jump on making certain they have adequate staffing levels.
National surveys show consumers’ mood is brightening, and it’s not just holiday cheer. The more positive outlook has a lot to do with the steep drop in gasoline prices since last summer. 2015 holds the promise of more price relief not only at the gas pump but also at grocery stores.